One for the Road: Making Connections – Mother Daughter Travel Adventures

Today we kick off our next One for the Road weekly theme: a celebration of moms on the move! All our recommendations for the coming week will be books that explore ways in which motherhood and travel intersect. Maybe you’ll even discover a gift idea for your own mom. You’ve got plenty of time — Mother’s Day is still a full week away!

Our first suggestion is an award-winning anthology edited by Wendy Knight. Making Connections: Mother Daughter Travel Adventures is a collection of essays that looks at the mother-daughter relationship through the lens of travel and outdoor adventures. The book is more than just a bunch of stories about mother-daughter trips. Essays written by authors such as Marry Morris, Susan Spano and Ariel Gore explore the complex issues that make up mother-daughter dynamics, creatively weaving tough topics with touching travel tales. The book was awarded a 2003 Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.

We’re still finalizing this week’s mom-inspired travel book suggestions, so if you have a title recommendation related to this theme please leave a comment below and let us know. Thanks!